Versa has placed 7th in the 2019 the Best Places to Work, in the under 100 employees category – and is the top ranked agency. The Works has been ranked 17th.
This is the 12th annual edition of the Best Places to Work benchmarking study in Australia. The study is based on one of the world’s most comprehensive studies of workplace culture by Great Place to Work Australia.
“It is companies such as Versa which will not only retain but also attract the most committed and engaged team members during this tight labour market period,” stated Zrinka Lovrencic, managing director of Great Place to Work Australia.
“The Versa culture is very special, and I think it’s fair to say unrivalled. It’s about passion, innovation and expertise. We strongly believe in valuing and nurturing our talent and recognise that our team works hard in very demanding and high-pressure roles. The truth is we all need flexibility to manage our complex lives and commitments. I’m exceptionally proud that Versa has been recognised among 2019 Best Places to Work Study,” commented Kath Blackham, chief executive officer, Versa.
The Works’ ranking applauds its investment to re-engineer its suite of employee programs, policies and initiatives. It launched FlexiWorks, allowing greater flexibility around workday hours and WorksWell, a holistic range of benefits to support mental and physical wellbeing. WorksPerks also offers six week paid parental leave and $100 a day for any primary caregiver to support childcare costs on their return to work.
Making Happier Humans is its new group positioning designed to make every touchpoint and engagement a positive experience for employees, clients and partners, launched the agency says, “because when people are happier, good things happen.”
Kevin Macmillan, co-founder and creative partner at The Works, stated, “Being recognised for the effective work we produce for clients is always appreciated, but this is the one that means the most to us at The Works. As is often said, this industry is built on its people, so to be named as one of the best places to work across all Australian businesses is an accolade I’m super proud of.”
Jasmine Lansdell, director of people and culture, added, “We’ve spent a lot of time reviewing and adding to our programs over the last year to ensure we continue supporting the physical, mental and emotional wellbeing of our employees. It’s an ongoing process, but to be recognised as one of the best places to work in the country for the second time in two years shows we’re delivering for our exceptional team.”
The 2019 Best Places to Work will be published in a feature insert in the Australian Financial Review and http://www.greatplacetowork.com.au today, Wednesday 28 August 2019.